Fantastic Four is one of the most anticipated properties that has yet to make its way into the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). That being said, it also at one point was one of the most hated movie franchises in Marvel for unfair reasons.
There was an independent live-action Fantastic Four film in the early 1990s, but the more popular films were the ones released in 2005 and 2007. This initial telling was good enough to pass for an acceptable Marvel movie at that time, as it was before the MCU and superhero movies were just starting to get the ball rolling. However, these films were criticized for numerous things, and the main issue was how they handled Doctor Doom.
Fantastic Four received a reboot in 2015 that was co-written by Jeremy Slater, who is also the writer for Marvel Studios' recently released Moon Knight. Now, Slater has discussed what actually went wrong during the creative process for the Fantastic Four movie. When asked on Twitter about what lessons were taken away, the writer went on to say, "Well, most of my problems with FANTASTIC FOUR stemmed from the fact that I was trying to write it like an MCU movie, which wasn't what the director wanted. I didn't have that problem here."
It seems like the writer was attempting to fit it into the overall Marvel universe but it, unfortunately, didn't end up going that way. The film was also the victim of racist viewers who were ignorant of the casting choices. The writer went on to say there are no plans to go back to work on the new rendition of the Fantastic Four, saying, "the Marvel creative execs on the project are all brilliant. It's going to be awesome."
This is a welcoming sort of closure for those who were wondering about what happened to Josh Trank's movie. Hopefully, the new Fantastic Four movie does the main heroes and Doctor Doom justice. They also will no doubt bring in Galactus and the Silver Surfer later on down the road. There are a plethora of ideas that will come from this team's inclusion in the MCU, so fans should be excited to see what's next.
Fantastic Four is currently in development at Marvel Studios.
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Source: Jeremy Slater